The Cost of Climate INaction in the Agricultural Sector

This week key policymakers of the European Parliament discuss the EU’s largest climate instrument. Ahead of the debate, five organizations expose how a loophole in the law could significantly increase the costs of post-2030 climate efforts by delaying the required emission reductions in the agriculture sector. The Effort Sharing Regulation …

Ikea Plans Mushroom-Based Packaging as Eco-Friendly Replacement for Polystyrene

Ikea plans to use packaging made with mushrooms as an eco-friendly replacement for polystyrene, the Swedish retail giant has revealed. The flat-pack furniture retailer is looking at using the biodegradable “fungi packaging” as part of its efforts to reduce waste and increase recycling, Joanna Yarrow, head of sustainability for Ikea …

Green Campaigners Welcome Coca-Cola U-Turn On Bottle and can Recycling Scheme

Coca-Cola has announced it supports testing a deposit return service for drinks cans and bottles, in a major coup for environment and anti-waste campaigners. Executives told an event in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening they agreed with campaigners who were pressing the Scottish government to set up a bottle-return pilot scheme …

ISWA & Let’s Do it World! Establish Memorandum of Understanding

The Memorandum between the ISWA & Lets Do It! will create opportunities for an exchange of know-how and cooperation for sustainable solid waste management on a global scale. SWA and Let’s Do It World! have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which recognises one another’s shared values and principles and …

Energy Efficient Prosperity: Green Buildings

A couple of years ago, the Ngewana family sat around the kitchen table of their Cape Town home and set themselves a target: over the next six months, they would try to cut their electricity use by 40% by retrofitting their two‑story home and making some small but important changes …

Global dumpsite hazards led to 750 deaths in 7 months

This week at the 2016 ISWA World Congress in Novi Sad, Serbia ISWA announced the publication of its latest report, A Roadmap for the Closure of Waste Dumpsites. This roadmap will shape a fundamental part of ISWA’s agenda over the coming years as ISWA plans to invest significant energy into …